The Kvitebjørn gas and condensate field lies in block 34/11, east of Gullfaks in the Norwegian North Sea. It has been developed with a fully-integrated fixed steel platform with drilling and process facilities and living quarters. Production from Kvitebjørn began on 26 September 2004. The field began delivering natural gas on 1 October 2004. Rich gas and condensate (light oil) from Kvitebjørn are piped to Kollsnes near Bergen and Mongstad further north respectively. After processing at Kollsnes, the dry gas is piped to continental Europe. The separated NGL is transported by pipeline to the Vestprosess plant at Mongstad for fractionation into propane, butanes and naphtha. Condensate travels through the Kvitebjørn Oil Pipeline, which ties into the Troll Oil Pipeline II to Mongstad. Based on current plans it is expected to recover roughly 55 billion cubic metres of gas and 22 million cubic metres of condensate. The platform was installed on the North Sea field on 16 May 2003. Production drilling began in September 2003. The reservoir lies about 4,000 metres down, and features high pressure and temperature conditions. Kvitebjørn is in 190 metres of water.
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